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GPO's Office of Congressional Relations communicates information and advocates GPO's initiatives to Congress, including GPO's oversight and appropriations committees. The Office serves as an expert resource on GPO for Congress and helps facilitate and resolve the needs of Members of Congress, congressional committees and staff, and their constituents on behalf of GPO. All information products and services provided meet the highest standards for accuracy, integrity, fairness, and professionalism. The Office provides high-quality, fact-based, and timely information products and services to support the goals of GPO management and respond to congressional inquiries and requests.

Liaison with the Joint Committee on Printing

The Office of Congressional Relations is responsible for maintaining liaison with the Joint Committee on Printing, GPO's oversight committee. Liaison with the JCP is conducted under the requirements of the provisions of Title 44, U.S.C. and the following two JCP resolutions: JCP Resolution 1 | JCP Resolution 2. Both Title 44 and the JCP resolutions require prior approval of certain GPO actions before they can take effect. GPO's requests for approval and the JCP's responses during the 112th Congress to date can be viewed here.

Government Printing and Binding Regulations

Federal printing and publishing activities in general are conducted in compliance with the Government Printing & Binding Regulations, published by the Joint Committee on Printing.

Liaison with the appropriations committees of the U.S. Senate
and House of Representatives

The Office of Congressional Relations is responsible for providing testimony and other information to congressional appropriators in support of GPO's appropriations requests. GPO has provided testimony in support of its FY 2013 appropriations request before the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee and the U.S. Senate Legislative Branch Appropriations Committee. GPO's FY 2013 Budget Submission can be viewed here.

GPO's funding for FY 2012, as provided under P.L. 112-74, can be viewed here.

Congressional Communications

All communications from congressional offices in conjunction with official business or constituent requests or concerns should be addressed through this office.

Legislative Information

All official information regarding legislation affecting GPO is obtainable through this office.

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Andrew M. Sherman

Yalanda Johnson
Congressional Relations Specialist

George D. Barnum
Agency Historian
Congressional Relations Specialist

U.S. Government Printing Office
Office of Congressional Relations
Room C804 Stop: LP
Washington, DC 20401